Age-Friendly Caledon

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The Town of Caledon is committed to strengthening community connections for residents aged 55 and over. We have built an Age-Friendly Action Plan designed to help remove barriers that impact your ability to connect with the people, places and services that make Caledon a great place live.

Over the next decade, Caledon will have nearly 10,000 more older adult residents (age 55 and over) than we have today. To address this major demographic shift, the Town of Caledon is embarking upon this new community initiative to ensure that its support systems – programs, services and facilities – are fully ready to meet the needs of a growing and ageing population base.

Click Here to read the Age-Friendly Action Plan and learn more about Age-Friendly Caledon.

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Snow Removal Services

The Town of Caledon is pleased to offer residents 65+ two snow removal support programs to help ensure that you can age well and age in place for as long as possible. The Snow Removal Financial Assistance Program and the Windrow Removal Program are designed to support the clearing of the snow during winter months for older residents and persons with a physical disability. 

Please see below for more information on the programs and how to apply.

Please note: The Snow Removal Financial Assistance Program and the Windrow Removal Assistance Pilot Program are not eligible to be combined.

If you have questions about the programs or require assistance with your application please call 311 or email 

Snow Removal Financial Assistance Program - Updated! Starting November 29, 2023

The Town offers a Snow Removal Assistance program to support eligible low-income older adults (65+), and low-income persons with disabilities to safely access their private driveways, stairs and walkways during various winter weather events. The Town will provide assistance in the form of a financial grant to qualified applicants to support the purchase of snow removal services. Residents will receive a maximum rebate of $500.

Program Eligibility: 

  • Be 65 years of age or older by the date of application and receiving Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) OR be younger than 65 years of age by the date of application and receiving Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP); and 
  • Be responsible for the removal of snow from your own property and do not live in a condominium complex, apartment or similar dwelling whereby all snow removal is the direct responsibility of the condominium or property management corporation; and 
  • Confirm that no abled-bodied persons under the age of 65 capable of removing snow from the property reside at the address of the application; and
  • Sign/Agree to the Snow Removal Financial Assistance Program Waiver provided in the application.

Please Note: this program is not eligible to be combined with the Windrow Removal Assistance Pilot Program.

NEW: Starting November 29, 2023 proof of low-income is no longer required for residents 75+ to qualify for the Snow Removal Financial Assistance Program. If you meet the remaining qualifications listed above you may qualify for funding.

Click Here to Apply for Snow Removal Financial Assistance

If you have questions about the programs or require assistance with your application please call 311 or email  

Windrow Removal Assistance Pilot Program - NEW! Starting November 29, 2023

As part of the Age-Friendly Caledon Action Plan the Town of Caledon has approved a pilot program to provide driveway windrow clearing to 200 older adult (65+) residents who require assistance in clearing the snow windrow from their driveway and who meet a set of requirements.

A windrow is the pile of snow at the end of the driveway created by the snowplows when they clear the road.

Applicants must meet the eligibility criteria outlined within the application which will be confirmed through an on-site inspection by the Town. Applicants can expect service after an accumulation of 8cm at the end of the driveway within 24 hours after the roads being cleared per snow event from January 1, 2024 to March 31, 2024. The snow cleared from the end of the driveway shall then be stored within the boulevard. The snow shall not be removed from the area by the Town.

Residents will be required to apply to the program annually to qualify for this service program.

You will receive confirmation via email/phone once your application has been reviewed and approved. The payment to be made to the Town of Caledon shall be an annual non-refundable fee of $200.00.

Program Eligibility Requirements:
• All occupants of the residence must be 65+ years of age; and
• Program is eligible for driveways on Town local, urban roads only; and
• The end of driveways must be cleared of all obstacles including landscape features, trash cans, gates/fencing and parked cars; and
• Applications to be reviewed and approved on a first-come, first-serve basis up to 200 residences; and
• Successful applicants will pay a non-refundable fee of $200.00 for the service annually.

Please note: this program is not eligible to be combined with the Snow Removal Financial Assitance Program.

Click Here to Apply for the Windrow Removal Assistance Pilot Program

If you have questions about the programs or require assistance with your application please call 311 or email  

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I qualify for the Snow Removal Financial Assistance Program and the Windrow Removal Assistance Pilot Program?

A: No. Residents can only qualify for one program to ensure equity for all those interested in applying.

Q: What is the Snow Removal Financial Assistance Program?

A: This program grants qualifying $500 towards a snow removal contract with a service provider of their choice. To apply, click here.

Q: What is Guaranteed Income Supplement?

A: For residents 65 - 74 applying for the Snow Removal Financial Assistance Program you will be required to provide proof of GIS. Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) is a monthly payment you can get if you are 65 or older. The Supplement is based on income and is available to Old Age Security pensioners with low income. Click here to learn more about GIS

Q: What is the Windrow Removal Assistance Pilot Program?

A: This program offers windrow removal services (provided by the Town of Caledon) for qualifying residents on a first-come, first-served basis up to 200 residents. A non-refundable fee of $200 applies. To apply, click here.

Q: What is a Windrow?

A: A windrow is snow left at the bottom of the driveway after road crews have cleared the travelled portion of the road.

Age-Friendly Caledon Conversations

New TV Series!

Age-Friendly Caledon has recently launched our new TV series on Rogers TV. This bi-weekly program will focus on the lives of older adults in Caledon and the surrounding area, and will provide information on opportunities, services, and supports available for older members of of the community to ensure they are happy, healthy, and secure in their homes. By highlighting resources and helpful tips, this series aims to increase awareness, reduce stigma, and connect our residents to the organizations and programs that best suit their unique circumstances, needs, and full lives in Caledon.

Check out the segments as they come out over the next few months on Rogers Cable TV channel 63 or online via YouTube with the link below!

Segment 1 - Age-Friendly Caledon

Segment 2 - Home Safety and Ageing in Place

Segment 3 - Fall Prevention and Maintaining Wellness

Segment 4 - Mental Wellbeing and Elder Abuse Prevention

Segment 5 - The Importance of Volunteering

Segment 6 - Caregiver Supports

Segment 7 - Medication Management

The Power of Aging

Join us at one of the FREE Power of Aging workshops and learn how to protect your finances and be aware of frauds and scams.

Lunch will be provided for all registered participants. Please email if you are registering and have a dietary restriction or allergy. 

Need a ride? Limited Free Transportation is available for registered participants in partnership with Caledon Community Services. To book a ride please call 905-584-2300 x221

Please note the same session is offered at 5 different times and locations to allow everyone the opportunity to participate. Please only register for one time/date.

The Power of Aging sessions are generously funded by the Government of Ontario and facilitated in partnership with Elder Abuse Prevention Ontario.

January 30 @ Southfields Community Centre - Community Room

Date: January 30, 2024

Time: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Location: Southfields Community Centre (225 Dougall Ave, Caledon) - Map

Registration will be available January 8 - 26

Click Here to Register for the January 30 Session

Need Help Registering? Please call 311 for assistance.

February 8 @ Caledon Seniors Centre - Rotary Place

Date: February 8, 2024

Time: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Location: Rotary Place (7 Rotarian Way, Bolton) - Map

Registration will be available January 22 - February 5

Click Here to Register for the February 8 Session

Need Help Registering? Please call 311 for assistance.

March 26 @ Alton Village Community Room and Library 

Date: March 26, 2024

Time: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Location: Alton Village Community Room and Library (35 Station St. Alton) - Map

Registration will be available March 4 - 22

Click Here to Register for the March 26 Session

Need Help Registering? Please call 311 for assistance.

Santas For Seniors

Picture this…you’re alone on Christmas morning. You’re not expecting to see any friends or family. It’s quiet, you’re lonely and you receive an unexpected gift from a stranger that cares. 

This is why Santas For Seniors does what they do. They spread happiness and holiday cheer to local seniors that so deserve it. 

Santas for Seniors is a community initiative in Peel Region designed to reach socially isolated seniors during the holiday season. They collect donated smile boxes and deliver them to deserving seniors across Caledon, Brampton and Mississauga. 

Smile Boxes will be delivered to local Caledon Seniors between December 18 and 20, 2023. 

**Please note, the Town of Caledon does not own or operate Santas for Seniors but is helping spread Christmas cheer by supporting their initiative! Please reach out to Santas for Seniors if you have any questions or concerns.** 

How Can You Help?

Looking to give back this year? Why not donate a Smile Box for a local senior? 

Need a team building activity at your place of employment - putting together Smile Boxes is a great holiday activity that you can feel good about. 

Learn more about what a Smile Box is and how you can help give back to your community. 

Check out the Santas For Seniors Facebook Page for more information and updates
Please note: 

While Santas For Seniors hopes to provide as many boxes as possible, there is no guarantee how many boxes will be donated. Volunteers will determine the number of seniors that will benefit the most from the initiative and do their best to provide boxes for them. 

What is a Smile Box?

A Smile Box is a shoebox size gift filled with a variety of items geared to men, women or they can be unisex. You can create your own Smile Box by following the steps below: 

  1. Wrap a shoebox with gift wrap (wrap the lid separate) or use a similar size box purchased from a dollar store or craft store. 
  2. Fill the box with any combination of items (example: body wash, comb, brush, scarf, hat, socks, lip balm, nail polish, books, small puzzles, baseball cap, journals, pens, adult colouring books, pencil crayons, photo frame, chocolate, etc.)
  3. Enclose a hand-written note or card.
  4. Drop-off your completed Smile Box at one of the many locations between December 2 and 10. 

Watch the How-To Video for Extra Tips.

Where do I drop off a Smile Box in Caledon?

Santas For Seniors will be partnering with Caledon Fire to offer four community drop off locations from December 2 to 10. 

You can drop off your Smile Boxes at the following locations during the times provided: 

Bolton Fire Station (302) - 14002 Highway 50, Bolton
             Open Monday - Sunday from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Snelgrove Fire Station (307) - 2 Snelcrest Dr. Caledon
             Open Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Caledon Village Fire Station (309) - 3611 Charleston Srd. Caledon
             Open Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Fire Headquarters – 6211 Old Church Rd. Caledon East
             Open Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Please note that there are also six community residential locations within Caledon - for more information on these locations please email

October 1 is International Day of Older Persons 

International Day of Older Persons

October 1 is annually recognized as "International Day of Older Persons". It is a day that was developed in response to the opportunities and challenges of population ageing and to promote the development of a society for all ages. 

The theme of the 2023 commemoration of International Older Persons Day is “Resilience of Older Persons in a Changing World”. It speaks to how digitalization has revolutionized our living criteria and how older persons often left far behind in the usage of these modern digital technologies. 

There are many services and supports available for older residents in Caledon to learn how to use, email, social media or video calls to keep in touch with family and friends and learn how to keep up to date on events and news, and even how to read books and play games on your devices. We’ve listed some of the programs available are below:

Cyber Seniors Computer Classes - Starting October 18

A Free volunteer run computer class offered by Caledon Community Services "Seniors Helping Seniors" program where residents will receive one-on-one training and support.

Program volunteers assist residents with their personal technology to help them better understand how to use them. Volunteers have the understanding to support various technologies including apple and android smartphones, iPads and android tablets. 

The goals of these peer-based classes are to tailor to the needs of the individual and help provide support to make technology easy to use and comfortable. 

Sessions are offered Wednesdays from 1 - 2:10 p.m. or 2:15 - 3:25 p.m. at the Albion Bolton Public Library starting October 18, 2023. 

Pre-Registration is required for program. 

For more information or to register for the program, please phone or text:

Gordon Morton – Team lead (647) 636-3462 or; 

Leanne Flood – Team lead (416) 455-8405 or;

Silvana Ferrari – CCS Coordinator (905) 584-2300 ext. 273

Caledon Seniors Centre - Computer Instructions
The Caledon Seniors Centre offers a variety of computer support programs to help you become more familiarized with technology.
  • Technology 101
    • Learn how to use a smart phone, computer, iPad or tablet. Registration Required.
  • Chromebook Project - Introduction Classes
    • Introduction to computers. Learn about technology! 
      Classes with chrome books provided that you can take home and practice. 
  • Intermediate Computer Classes
    • Various topics taught each week. 
  • Tablet and iPad Classes
    • Learn how to use your tablet or iPad better.

For class information please go online to or call 905-951-6114

Caledon Public Library - Technology Supports

The Caledon Public Library offers a variety of tech supports that can help you familiarize yourself with your devices or get help if you need it. They also offer Free WiFi at all branches, computer access, rentable hotspots, accessible workstations and more for those who may not have these resources at home. 

For more information visit or call 905-857-1400.

If you require transportation support to participate in an activity in Caledon please contact Caledon Community Services at 905-584-2300 x 217, 218, or 264 for more information.

Senior of the Year 2023

2023 Senior of the Year - Carol Seglins

On June 20th the Town of Caledon recognized Carol Seglins as the 2023 Senior of the Year.

This award recognizes an outstanding senior who, after age 65, enriches the social, cultural or civic life of the community.

“I extend my sincerest congratulations to Carol on this recognition,” said Mayor Annette Groves. “It is active and involved members in the community, like Carol, that make Caledon a great place to work, live and play.”

About the 2023 Senior of the Year

Carol has called Caledon home for more than 50 years and remains an active member of the community.

Carol is President of the Humber Valley Trail Association where she spearheads maintenance initiatives, works closely with the Toronto Region Conservation Authority and promotes it to the broader community. Carol also serves as Director at the Albion Bolton Historical society and helps manage historical findings and artifacts, as well as planning events.

In her spare time, Carol volunteers and is a board member at the Caledon Senior Centre and Probus. Carol supports initiatives for the 55+ population by helping raise funds for much needed services. At Probus, Carol is a member of the program committee and helps organize speakers’ series, book clubs and outings for seniors in Caledon.

Photo: Carol Seglins, 2023 Senior of the Year with Caledon Council Members and The Honourable Sylvia Jones, Member of Provincial Parliament for Dufferin-Caledon, Minster of Health and Deputy Premier

Annually, the Town of Caledon recognizes an outstanding senior who, after age 65, enriches the social, cultural or civic life of the community such as our 2023 recipient. 

Thank you for all the nominations. 2024 Senior of the Year Nominations will be available in early 2024. 

Older Adult Home Safety Program

Older Adult Home Safety Program

In partnership with Caledon Fire, Age-Friendly Caledon is pleased to offer the Older Adult Home Safety Program!

Older adults 65+ or their family members or caregivers can apply for the program by completing an application form online or in print. Community agencies and healthcare providers can also submit an application on behalf of a resident.

Learn more about the progam here

Qualified applicants will be contacted by Caledon Fire and Emergency Services to schedule a home visit with a Public Educator.

Apply online here:
Older Adult Home Safety Application Form

If you need assistance with your application or if you have questions regarding the program, please call 905-584-2272 ext. 4303 or email us at

Older Adults (65+) and Persons with Disability Tax Rebate Program

The Town of Caledon offers a $1,050 property tax rebate to low-income older adults (65+) and low-income persons with disabilities. This rebate aligns with our Age-Friendly Caledon Action Plan by providing opportunities for you to remain in your home as you age.

The rebate is applied to your property tax account to offset property taxes. 

Learn more information and apply here.

Health and Wellness Ambassadors

New Volunteer Program!

We are always looking for volunteers to join our team of Health and Wellness Ambassadors!

Our Volunteer Ambassadors: 

  • Support the community outreach and engagement of the Town's Age-Friendly Action Plan.
  • Connect residents with community information, resources and services in Caledon.
  • Empower residents with the knowledge to help them make informed decisions. 

Please contact us if you require accessibility accommodations throughout the application process. 
Email us at or call 311

Click Here for the Volunteer Application Form

We will be out connnecting with our community, look for us and come say Hi!

Elder Abuse Prevention Resources and Information

Elder Abuse can happen to any older adult. Numbers have increased significantly since the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Below are some resources and information to assist you in learning about the signs and types of elder abuse and what to do if you or someone you know is being abused. 

If you are in an emergency or know someone who is, please call 911. 

Elder Abuse Prevention Ontario

Elder Abuse Prevention Ontario (EAPO) is recognized as the provincial organization leading elder abuse prevention in Ontario.

Their mission is to create an Ontario that is free from abuse for all seniors. They provide support to seniors affected by abuse, foster public awareness, deliver training, and community building.

Know your rights in Ontario

Learn the Facts


Below are some resources available through EAPO: 

Ageing Well in Caledon & Dufferin

Ageing Well in Caledon & Dufferin (AWICD) is a network of community agencies and organizations focusing on the empowerment and wellbeing of older adults in Caledon and Dufferin.

Our mission is to enhance comprehensive community care through avenues of Communication and Awareness that support Social, Mental, Physical and Emotional health. 

Elder Abuse Networks are located throughout the province, empowering communities on issues related to the Prevention of elder abuse. As a Elder Abuse Network Partner, our AWICD members are committed to ensuring that residents have the information and tools they need to help prevent elder abuse in our communities.  

To learn more about Ageing Well in Caledon & Dufferin please go to 

Caledon Dufferin Victim Services 

CaledonDufferin Victim Services is a not for profit, charitable organization serving the Town of Caledon and the County of Dufferin. They offer free, one-to-one, confidential assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to support individuals affected by crime and tragic circumstances. At CDVS, the needs of every victim matters.

They offer:

  • Supports for Seniors in Crisis
  • Bereavement
  • Frauds & Scams
  • Safety

24/7 in-person or telephone support and crisis intervention.


General Inquiries

Caregiver Supports

Are you an unpaid caregiver? Are you looking for supports and information to support you and your loved one?

Unpaid caregivers are increasingly in need of support and care; it is crucial to shed light on their needs and the needs of the patients they look after. 

Ontario Caregiver Organization

If you support someone in need and feel anxious and overwhelmed with your caregiving responsibilities, you’re not alone. The Ontario Caregiver Organization (OCO) exists to support Ontario’s 4 million caregivers; ordinary people who provide physical and emotional support to a family member, partner, friend or neighbour. 


24/7 Helpline: 1-833-416-2273 (CARE)

Building Caregiver Capacity Collaborative - Region of Peel

In collaboration with Adult Day Services team members and other health care professionals, they will help deliver or promote:

  • Caregiver support, education, and counselling through the health care spectrum.
  • Time limited, solution focused therapeutic counselling onsite, over the phone, or in a support group for both client and caregivers.
  • Education on the resources and services available to enhance client autonomy.
  • Advance care planning discussions.
  • Referrals to other health professionals as appropriate.
  • Advocacy on behalf of the client or the caregiver.

Once a month the Region of Peel's Building Caregiver Capacity Collaborative meets to provide information, resources and discuss the challenges of being a caregiver. They welcome caregivers, service providers, funders, and other organizations to join us to help build up caregiver supports, services and programs.

They want to hear about your experience as a caregiver so you can be better supported in your caregiving role, and for providers to share resources, identify service gaps and develop action plans to address caregiver needs.

If interested in participating in this monthly session please email

The Region of Peel also offers: 

Short Term Respite Care at Davis Centre Peel Long Term Care - Caledon

Cargiver in the Hills - Hills of Headwaters Ontario Health Team

The Caregiver in the Hills program's mission is to promote positive partnerships between unpaid Caregivers and the health care community to ensure mutual respect, communication, and compassion. Caregivers in the Hills is FREE to join and welcomes applications from all unpaid caregivers in Dufferin County and Caledon.  


Phone: 519-216-6671


Caregiver ID Badge - used in health and social care settings to ensure care providers know you are a caregiver.

Benefits of Participating in the Caregiver In The Hills program: 

  • You will be recognized as a Caregiver by healthcare providers in the Hills of Headwaters Collaborative.
  • It will give you confidence to ask questions to support your loved one.
  • Providers will recognize you as a caregiver and it will provide validation of your role and presence in the healthcare setting.
  • Local navigation support for caring for your loved one. 
Other Resources

55+ Information and Resources

Caledon's population, like much of Ontario's, is ageing. Here at the Town we are committed to providing resources and services to our residents ensuring that you receive the support you need. If you are over the age of 55 and living in Caledon, you may qualify for a number of Programs and Services. Please also find a variety of information and resources below and on the Housing and Living page to support you in whatever your needs are.

If you have questions or don't know where to turn please contact us or one of the numbers below.

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